Dear Friends and Family, I am writing to you from the COVID sickbed or rather, more precisely, the Omicron BA.5 sickbed. I am vaccinated and double…
Dear Friends and Family, Today is Juneteenth—a celebration of the day when those who had been enslaved learned, two and a half years after the fact…
Dear Friends and Family, Today is the day we will learn details about the first well-organized, well-armed, well-financed and executed attempt to…
Dear Friends and Family, Two years ago this Wednesday, six Bay Area counties issued shelter-in-place orders and so began the COVID-19 Lockdown. Three…
Dear Friends and Family, Will this pandemic never end? Today is my birthday and every year (except last year) we’ve had Texas Sheet Cake and Eric’s…
Dear Friends and Family, I’ve noticed a pattern in my letters to you—I disappear sometime in the fall (August or September) and return in December. I…
Dear Friends and Family, Just two months ago, I wrote you a letter full of hope, gratitude, and love for our re-entry into human contact and connection…
Dear Friends and Family, One year ago today, a group of white people gathered together in our backyard to interrogate, disrupt, and reckon with our…
The Whiteness Letters
Dear Friends and Family, This weekend Eric and I went for a walk in our neighborhood. We saw our neighbors without their masks. I asked if they were…
Thirteen Wishes
Dr. César Cruz, Co-Founder of Homies Empowerment in front of the Free(dom) Store storefront on MacArthur Blvd. in East Oakland. [Photo by Martin do…